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Sun Devil Sweet 16 Tournament Round 1: Woody Green Vs. Zach Miller

Woody Green has all of ASU's rushing records. Is that enough to earn your vote? (Photo: ASU)
Woody Green has all of ASU's rushing records. Is that enough to earn your vote? (Photo: ASU)

The Sun Devil Sweet 16 Tournament marches on. The two match-ups in the Sparky Region are open, and now it's time to begin the Kush Region battles.

Kush Region - First Round

#1 seed Woody Green vs. #4 seed Zach Miller

The Case for Green

The argument for voting for Woody Green may be as simple as taking a look at the ASU record book. Sharing a backfield with fellow Sun Devil legend Danny White from 1971-1973, Green was the focal point of the Sun Devil attack. He ran for over 1,300 in each of those seasons, highlighted by a school-record 1,565 yards in 1972. The 18 rushing touchdowns he had in that season are still tied for the most in school history.

By the time his two-time consensus All-American career ended with a first round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs, Green was the ASU leader in rushing attempts (675), rushing yards (4,388) and rushing touchdowns (43), marks he still owns nearly 40 years later.

The Case for Miller

From 1998-2000, Todd Heap set about demolishing the tight end records at Arizona State. Six years later, his standing as the maroon-and-gold standard of the position was pushed aside by local star Zach Miller.

Miller started all 12 games as a true freshman and was a immediate impact player, breaking Heap's single-season tight end record with 56 receptions, which tallied 552 yards and six touchdowns. That earned him the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award as well as second team All-American honors from The Sporting News and Rivals.

He saved his best for last. During his junior season, he was a consensus All-American selection, first team All Pac-10 and was a finalist for the John Mackey Award. When he passed up on his senior season and declared for the NFL Draft, Miller's 144 career receptions shattered Heap's previous career reception record by tight end (115).

So there you have it. The cases have been laid out, so now it's time to vote on who advances to the next round.

Coming Wednesday evening: Pat Tillman vs. Luis Zendejas.